State-level National Day do will be in Miri with high-tea reception

Talib (seated centre), flanked by Lee (seated fourth from left) and Rosey (seated fourth from right), in a photo session with those attending the meeting to finalise details of the high-tea reception on Aug 31.

MIRI, August 23: A high-tea reception will be held at Pullman Waterfront Hotel Miri this Aug 31 to commemorate the state-level National Day celebration.

More than 500 people have been invited to the reception, said Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department Datuk Talib Zulpilip.

Among those expected to attend are Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud, his wife Toh Puan Datuk Patinggi Raghad Kurdi Taib, Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg and his wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Juma’ani Tun Tuanku Bujang.

Upon arriving at the hotel, Taib will be welcomed by children from various ethnic groups while the song ‘Sarawak Harmoni’ is played. Thirty dancers will then take over with a routine called ‘Bangkit Berinspirasi’ to reflect the unity and harmony among the multi-racial people in the state.

This will be followed by a ‘doa’ recital and a video presentation.

“The presentation will send a message on unity and harmony as we celebrate our achievements and successes in Malaysia. The head of state will also be invited to cut a birthday cake as part of the activities,” said Talib.

This year’s National Day celebration is themed ‘Sayangi Malaysiaku’ (Love My Malaysia).

On the National Day 2018 logo, Talib said it aimed to portray Malaysians of different races living in harmony and unity and also a strong affection for the nation, said Talib.

“It is important for us to strengthen our solidarity as history has proven that we can overcome any challenge if we are all united and (we can) jointly overcome adversities.

“Diversity is our strength in Malaysia, and we need to appreciate the prevailing unity and harmony to ensure a better future for all Malaysians,” he stressed.

Talib urged all owners of business premises and home owners across the state to fly the Jalur Gemilang and state flags to celebrate the National Day.

“Show your patriotism for our country by flying the national and state flags at your premises or houses,” he said.

Also present at the press conference were Assistant Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin and Assistant Minister for Women, Family and Childhood Development, Rosey Yunus. — DayakDaily